PhD projects at the National Oceanography Centre
PhD projects advertised for Oct 2018 start:
Ocean Turbulence measurements on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - with Alberto Naveira Garabato, Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Rob Hall (UEA), Kurt Polzin (WHOI) - Using data from Boaty McBoatface and gliders to develop and validate new methods of measuring ocean turbulence. Part of NEXUSS CDT
Microdrifters for Ocean Currents - with Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Chris Cardwell (NOC), Alberto Naveira Garabato, Liz Bagshaw (Cardiff), Andras Sobester (Univ Southampton engineering) - To design and build small ocean drifters suitable for airdeployment in large numbers. Part of NEXUSS CDT
Ocean turbulence in Energetic Eddies using Autonomous instruments - with Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Alberto Naveira Garabato, Rob Hall (UEA) - To use measurements of ocean turbulence from standard Seagliders, Seagliders with the Rockland MicroPOD and free fall profilers to diagnose mechanisms of mixing in oceanic eddites. Part of SPITFIRE DTP
Environmental simultaneous localisation and mapping - with Andrea Munafo (NOC), Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Blair Thornton (Univ Southampton), Paolo Oddo (STO-CMRE) - Develop new methods of navigation for AUVs which both map oceanic properties (e.g., temperature or salinity) and use them to guide sampling patterns. Part of NEXUSS CDT
The biological carbon pump: the influence of the physical environment on the formation of marine snow - with Adrian Martin (NOC), Nathan Briggs (NOC), Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Stephanie Henson (NOC), Adrian Burd (U Georgia) - Part of SPITFIRE DTP
Observing the biological carbon pump with autonomous underwater vehicles - with Stephanie Henson (NOC), Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Nathan Briggs (NOC), Filipa Carvalho (NOC)
Deadline Jan 2018
Projects are advertised throughout the year, but the primary application period is in January each year. If you’re interested in working with me, please plan to apply to the Graduate School at the National Oceanography Centre, and also send me an e-mail with your CV and a brief statement of interests, so I know to look for your application. The application deadline is typically early in the year, with interviews running between February and April. See more information at the application page for Ocean and Earth Sciences.
Now recruiting: DynOPO (Southampton postdoc). Recruiting for a 3-year postdoc for the DynOPO project with Alberto Naveira Garabato, Eleanor Frajka-Williams and collaborators at British Antarctic Survey, WHOI and Princeton. The cruise is in March-April, and data will include ADCP velocities and microstructure from the Autosub longranger, microstructure profiles from a Rockland VMP, CTD/LADCP profiles, etc.
Recruited: FreshWATERS. Recruiting for a 9-month (numerical) and 7-month (engineering) postdoc for the development of a aerial-deployment platform for ocean drifters, as part of the project FreshWATERS with Andras Sobester and Eleanor Frajka-Williams.
Modelling balloon flight w/altitude control. This post will be responsible for modifying existing balloon code for altitude control, in order to better target an oceanographic drifter release in a remote area. See also, ASTRA High Altitude Balloon Flight Planner.
Engineering - design altitude control system for balloon This post will be responsible for designing an altitude control system for a balloon that can be controlled remotely.
Closed: DynOPO (BAS postdoc). British Antarctic Survey is recruiting for a 22-month moorings postdoc associated with the project DynOPO. See the full advert here
Closed: 24 July
Also, there are independent fellowships for postdocs from the US or UK.
You can apply to the Natural Environment Research Council for an independent fellowship to work in Southampton. Applications are typically due once a year. See more details at http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/
For US citizens/nationals/permanent residents, you can also apply for a postdoctoral fellowship from NSF to come to England. The deadline in 2014 was in December, so is likely to be this time of year in the future. See more information here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14607/nsf14607.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
I supervise up to 3 or 4 student projects each academic year, among MSc, MOcean and BSc projects. I start discussing topics around Jan-Feb each year, when MSc students start looking for projects. If you are an MSc or MOcean student, this is a good time to contact me about projects. If you are a BSc student, this is also a good time to talk to me about projects, though you will not typically select projects until later in the year. For a successful project, you will need to know how to use Matlab or some other programming language.
To get an idea of projects I have supervised in the past, see People.
Note: In the 2015/16 academic year, I will be on sabbatical in the spring term. To ensure continuity of supervision for students, I will only supervise students with a co-supervisor.